Tag Archives: Birthday

The Most Important Day of the Year!!!

10 Mar

Happy 71st Birthday!

 

 

Happy 71st Birthday

Chuck Norris.

 

 

You put Round House Kicking red heads on the map.  Thanks to my Dad, you were an ever present force in my childhood with such classics as The Delta Force and Missing in Action.  And who can forget your Emmy award performance in Walker, Texas Ranger.  Yes, Chuck Norris today I will solute you with a flying front kick out my door as I rush to tell everyone the good news of the day you were born.

And to all of my lucky readers, in celebration of Mr. Norris’ special day, a few quotes:

1.     Luke wanted to know the ways of the force.  The force wanted to know the ways of Chuck Norris.

2.    Chuck Norris actually died 20 years ago.  Death just hasn’t built up the courage to tell him yet.

3.    Chuck Norris and Superman once fought each other on a bet.  The loser had to start wearing his underwear on the outside of his pants.

4.     When the Boogeyman goes to sleep at night, he checks his closet for Chuck Norris.

And my favorite…

5.    Chuck Norris wasn’t born with feet…just boots.

Happy Chuck Norris Day everyone!!!

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Jesus stole my Thunder!

22 Dec

There aren’t many things that can trump the birth of a baby.  A Natural Disaster, perhaps?  The birth of another baby?  Definitely; especially if that other baby happens to be JESUS.

My water broke on December 24th.  I wasn’t due until New Years Day but there we were “Mary and Joseph” off to deliver.  The birth was quick and easy as far as births go, and at 4:20pm on December 24th we had our “Christmas Miracle.”

Now, whether a birthday lands on December 24th, 25th or 26th doesn’t matter.  It is all still Christmas.   You might be thinking what a special time it must be to have a baby on Christmas.  Well, it wasn’t.  They were understaffed and grouchy, after all it was Christmas!  The photographer wasn’t there (did I mention it was Christmas) so I got to bring my newborn back to the hospital a week later to get his birth pictures taken.  Don’t even get me started on the Christmas Day circumcision.

We are coming up on our son’s 3rd birthday and we have yet to figure out a way to do it successfully.

Here’s why a Christmas Birthday Sucks:

1.      We can’t really celebrate his actual birthday since Christmas Eve is usually a day everyone spends with their family preparing for the big day.  You know, when Christ was born?

2.      Celebrating before or after the actual holiday seems too difficult to manage as people are busily preparing or cleaning up from “the most wonderful time of the year.”

3.      No one has extra money to spend on a birthday when Christmas is on the line.

4.      As he gets older, people will double dip one present as his Birthday and Christmas gift.

5.      People usually forget his birthday since it is their Christmas Eve.

6.      I run out of gifts to give him when some are for Christmas, some are from Santa and some are for his Birthday.  He gets too many toys at one time.

We did celebrate his 1/2 birthday one year in June.  He loved the party and we had the money but something about it just felt wrong.  Like we were pretending it was his birthday, probably because we were!  So far though, I think that is what we will continue to do.

Are there any other Christmas Birthdays out there?  How did you celebrate it?  My original idea was to just move Christmas all together, but something tells me the rest of the world would have a problem with that.